• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In this 14-video course, learners can explore digital forensics best practices and techniques and how they relate to investigations, data integrity, proper evidence handling, and legal privacy considerations. To begin, study an overview of digital forensics, and different types of forensics including computer, mobile, network, vehicle, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Learn how to differentiate between criminal, civil, and intellectual property investigations, and examine a typical methodology or investigative approach, including preservation, collection, examination, analysis, and presentation in court. Explore procedures to properly establish and maintain chain of custody; recognize best practices and considerations when working with digital evidence, and examine the roles of forensic laboratories and hardware and software tools. Learn how to recognize legal considerations, including search warrants and privacy considerations; delve into challenges of working with cloud computing environments; and recognize how viruses and other malware work. Learn the importance of ethical decision making related to digital forensic work, and approaches and techniques used when working with live or volatile data. The exercise involves applying digital forensic best practices.

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Investigation
  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Digital Forensics
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Systems Analysis
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management